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WSU LG Cody O’Connell named PFF All-America; Cole Madison second team; Leach & McGuire will accompany The Continent to Outland presentation

WASHINGTON STATE LEFT GUARD Cody O'Connell may have been named honorable mention by the Pac-12 conference, but Pro Football Focus says he's an All-American.

The fourth-year junior was named to Pro Football Focus' All-America team on Tuesday.

"Most of the top guards in the nation this year came from the Group of Five conferences rather than the Power 5, but Cody O'Connell from Washington State impressed in pass protection, as a run blocker and on screens to earn his spot here," says PFF.

Cougar right tackle Cole Madison (6-5, 318) was named second-team All-America by Pro Football Focus. PFF last week graded Madison No. 1 in the nation among offensive tackles, noting the fourth-year junior had allowed a sack on QB Luke Falk just 0.03 percent of the time during the regular season.

O'Connell is one of three finalists for the Outland Trophy. The 6-8, 354-pounder nicknamed The Continent will be in Atlanta on Thursday where most of the major college football awards for the season are handed out (4 pm, ESPN).

Both Mike Leach and Wazzu o-line coach Clay McGuire will accompany O'Connell to the awards presentation at the College Football Hall of Fame, WSU SID tells Cougfan.com.

O'Connell earlier this season was ranked No. 2 nationally among guards and No. 1 in pass protection by PFF. He was named Midseason All-America First-Team by Fox Sports and CBSSports.com, and Midseason All-America Second-Team by Sports Illustrated.

For the PFF All-America team, CLICK HERE.

RELATED: Here's one Pac-12 team O'Connell did make

NOTABLE NOTE:
O'Connell, Gabe Marks and Shalom Luani were named to the ESPN.com All-Pac-12 team on Tuesday.


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